Sean Hannity and Michelle Malkin are very upset about the latest Robert Redford movie which is, essentially, a thriller involving former 60s radicals who have been living more or less normal lives for decades. Time describes the movie, The Company You Keep, as a film for "thoughtful adults" that "look(s) for psychological ambiguities within a First Amendment sympathy for the rights of those whose ideals may have led them to do wrong." But to Hannity - who has probably never been described as a thoughtful adult - this fictional film is “a tribute to the Weather Underground.”
Of course, Hannity has his own company to want to hide but we know he’s got to be a real patriot because he spews hatred for his fellow citizens 5 days a week – and earns millions for it. But if there’s one person who’s full of more hate for America and Americans than Hannity it’s our favorite sanctimonious sourpuss, Michelle Malkin. Malkin wasted no time showing her love for country:
You know what an emetic is, right? It’s something that induces nausea and vomiting. Well, this trailer for this movie is a Hollywood-manufactured emetic. And Robert Redford and Susan Sarandon and all of their leftwing pals who glorify terrorists who have blood on their hands are human emetics.
Oh, that Michelle is quite the wit, eh? At least she thought so. She broke into a self-satisfied smile as she spoke.
Meanwhile, Hannity used the situation to perpetuate – again – the myth that Bill Ayers is some kind of crony to President Obama, and complain that we “still haven’t gotten an answer” as to their relationship. Yes, we have, Seanie Poo. You just don’t like it. As I wrote in 2008, when you were harping on the phony “connection:” As Politico reported about Ayers and Obama, “There’s no evidence their relationship is more than the casual friendship of two men who occupy overlapping Chicago political circles and who served together on the board of a Chicago foundation.” And Ayers is now an upstanding citizen whose radical acts occurred more than 40 years ago, when Obama was a child.
That's in marked contrast to Hannity’s own friendly relationship with Neo-Nazi/white supremacist Hal Turner whose racist rants Hannity welcomed on the air. Or his current relationship with slavery-loving Jesse Lee Peterson.
But Malkin is so engaged in her patriotic hate mongering, she never seems to notice.
In reality, then-local candidate Obama did a local junket where he travelled to numerous houses in the area for fundraising and awareness. One of the houses was that of the Ayers family, which was known in the area as the home of a local professor with political interest in the region. The right wing would like to paint that day as all about Ayers but in fact he was a very minor footnote to the day, and certainly not an influence on President Obama.
The new Redford movie is actually a bit of a remake of the 1989 movie “Running on Empty”, which covers the same ground. Neither movie is an endorsement of the Weather Underground. They are instead examinations of what would happen to a family after years of living on the run or under false identities to the point that the family is no longer able to hold itself together. The earlier film concerned itself with the inevitable conflict of the kids growing up and leaving. The new film seems to be more of a thriller. But neither film is intended as an endorsement of the Weather Underground. The earlier film was more of a sad reflection on what happens when you spend your life running from the bad decisions of your youth, and your kids pay the price. The really sad part is that it seems that neither Sean Hannity nor his guest can see past the shallowest, most surfacey part of the discussion.
Um, you forgot the “t” in the third word of your sentence.
And, isn’t Little Ms. Maglalang cute? She got to use an item from her “Words You Should Know to Sound Smart” calendar . . .